A Workbook of New Testament Greek

good samaritan

As mentioned in the previous post, I’ve decided to pick out a few short stories or parables from the gospels and look at the Greek.  Here then we start with the first, the parable of the good Samaritan.

There is an introductory section (Luke 10:25-29), which sets up the parable and ends with the well-known question, “Who is my neighbor?”  This is followed by the parable itself (Luke 10:30-37).

Verse 25 in the Codex Sinaiticus is seen above.  And below is the standard typescript of verses 25-29 as a whole.  To make the construction of this section clearer, I have used a separate line, indented, for every direct quote.

25   Καί ἰδού νομικός τις ἀνέστη ἐκπειράζων αὐτόν λέγων

Διδάσκαλε, τί ποιήσας ζωήν αἰώνιον κληρονομήσω;

26    ὁ δέ εἶπεν πρός αὐτόν

Ἐν τῷ νόμῳ τί γέγραπται; πῶς ἀναγινώσκεις;

27   ὁ δέ ἀποκριθείς εἶπεν

Ἀγαπήσεις Κύριον τόν θεόν σου ἐξ ὅλης…

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